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Cubbie Conversation, June 26, 2017

Our expert, J.J. Lockwood, is celebrating another division title for the Cubs — with friends at a concert sporting a mullett. What? They're not even in first place? No worries, J.J. says. 'Everything is gonna be fine.'

Those Who Served: Mike Lueth

Navy Corpsman Mike Lueth talks about his time in Viet Nam. At his home in Philo on Thursday, June 22, 2017.

Wired In: Jonathan Balthazar

Jonathan Balthazar talks about his business, Net-A-Home, providing health care for developing countries. In Champaign on Wednesday, June 21, 2017.

Champaign's Katie Flynn Sings

Katie Flynn sings "Send in the Clowns", a song written by Stephen Sondheim for the 1973 musical A Little Night Music. At her home in Champaign on Tuesday, June 20, 2-17.

'A place of joy'

The dedication of Emord Memorial Park takes place during Saturday's Gifford Celebration.

Lift for Life a success again

Illinois football held its annual Lift for Life charity fundraiser Friday morning at Memorial Stadium and raised more than $30,000. Hear from event organizer and Illini offensive lineman Nick Allegretti and quarterback Chayce Crouch, a member of the winning team.

Friday on the Farm, June 23, 2017

Each Friday, business and agriculture writer Ben Zigterman puts the camera on an area farmer. Next up: Steve Hettinger, who farms near Philo.

Yingying Zhang family/friends speak

Family, best friend and boyfriend of missing, visiting scholar, Yingying Zhang, share their story during an interview with The News-Gazette on Thursday, June 22, 2017. 

Walk This Way: Lake of the Woods

On Thursdays throughout the summer, Hannah Auten recommends a pathway to peruse. Today: Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve near Mahomet. With nearly 900 acres of land that are part of the Champaign County Forest Preserve District, there is no shortage of trails to walk on.

Spark to open Saturday

Spark Museum and Play Cafe will open at 10 a.m. Saturday at Lincoln Square in Urbana. Spark will offer educational, developmental and creative activities for children of all ages. By combining a cafe with a children’s museum, co-founder and executive director of Spark Sonya Darter said that she, “wanted to create a place I wanted when my kids were little.”